This is the post for the week of Monday, April 24, 2017.
Notes for This Week
- Tentative Grades for Graduating Seniors: Tentative grades are due on Wednesday, 4/26. Remember that your grade will not include your fourth project or your participation grade. If you do not complete the remaining assignments, your grade will be lower.
- Fourth Major Project: Your final project is to collaborate with your group to create a continuity document. While I liked all the suggestions that were shared in Slack for the last assignment, I am afraid that with just a week and a half left in the course, there isn’t time to do your best work on a longer document. This assignment will draw on your experience during the term while preparing you for a kind of writing you will likely do in the workplace.
- Final Exam: Your final exam isn’t due until exam week, but you can begin work on it now. Don’t wait until the last minute to make sure that you have all the materials you need for your completion report.
Readings for This Week
These resources can help with your Continuity Document. Read whatever fits the project your group decides on.
- Instructions & Process Reports
- Instructions: Tell them how to do it!
- Standard Operating Policies and Procedures: Tell ’em how to do it, how to behave
- Chapter 19: Group Communication, Teamwork, and Leadership
Activities for This Week
- Begin work on the Continuity Document with your group. Follow the step-by-step directions to work through the requirements. Your group will write ONE document to add to a continuity folder for students who take these courses in the future. The more members in your group, the longer your document should be. For instance, if you have five members in your group, I expect five tips, averaging about a page in length. If you have elevent members, I expect eleven tips, and about two pages in length.
- Set a hard schedule for work on the Continuity Document with your group. Your document is due in Canvas by 11:59 PM on the last day of class, Wednesday, May 3. I encourage you to choose a topic and format and set up a shared document for your draft by midweek. Work to have a draft by Monday, so that you can revise on Tuesday and Wednesday.
- Share your basic decisions with me in your team channel in Slack. Post the information and tag @tengrrl so that I am sure to see it. By the end of the week, I want to see the following information posted:
- your specific topic
- your publishing format
- a link to your shared draft
- Review your participation log and begin work on your final exam. The assignment for the final is on the course website, with examples that are similar to the work you will do. The exam is due by 11:59 PM on Monday, May 8. There is no grace period for the exam. If you do not submit your exam on time, you will receive a zero for the participation portion of your grade.
- If you are relying on the grace period, submit your writing guide by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, 04/25.
- Logistics: One member of your group will submit your link in Canvas. One submission works for the entire group. Since your guide is published on the Internet, one person will submit the link. If you use a Google Share link, be sure that you have shared your document with firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can add comments.
- Technical Help: Check out the How do I submit an assignment on behalf of a group? guide on the Canvas Help site.